5 Ridiculous Sports Injuries

5 Ridiculous Sports Injuries
By William McCoy Updated

American Football is a dangerous sport, eating a packet of sweets is not. So needless to say when Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church tackled a packet of Jolly Ranchers there was only one winner, the candy. Last week, one week before pre season started Church chipped his tooth on a cherry Jolly Rancher. The chipped tooth developed into an excruciating tooth ache. The tooth ache got so bad that the safety needed a root canal, which meant he missed the start of pre season.

In 2011 Thomas Levet's injury actually happened at the scene of a victory on the golf course. The former Ryder Cup player had just won his home French open. So the obvious thing to do was jump into the lake beside the 18th green. Unfortunately the water was only about four foot deep and Levet Broke his leg, ruling himself out of the upcoming British Open.


A month before the 2002 World Cup all was going well for Santiago Canizares, the Valencia goalkeeper had just won La Liga and was the first choice goalkeeper for Spain ahead of the World Cup. Canizares luck would change courtesy of a bottle of aftershave, the goalkeeper who should have had safe hands dropped the bottle of aftershave, which smashed and severed a tendon in his right foot, ruling him out of the tournament.

Plaxico Burress' injury in November 2008 was one the stranger mishaps involving a sports star. The wide receiver was unfit and was out of action for the weekend game with a hamstring injury, so decided to go out on the town. While in a Manhattan nightclub Burress managed to shoot himself in the thigh on his already injured leg. The talented Wide receiver was released by New York Giants the following April before serving nearly two years in prison on a gun charge. One of the more costly injuries endured.


Any decent goalkeeper knows how to control his back four. Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney was no different, whether it was Bill Foulkes or David Sadler they would get an earful from the European Cup winner. In 1975, in a game against Birmingham City the United keeper was giving his defence such a rollicking that he dislocated his jaw. As there were no substitutions in those days Brian Greenhoff had to go in goal.


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